Chief Financial Officer
About the Position
Please Note: This position remains open until filled
Pawsible is in need of an individual who can manage the organization’s accounting and financial operations. We are looking for someone that has experience in accounting and financial management. Please read to the end for an outline of our structure and we encourage you to visit our website for more information pawsibleinc.org
The position of Chief Financial Officer is a remote, part-time, and unpaid position within a growing executive suite of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The individual holding this position is expected to not only fulfill all outlined duties but also take initiative in growing the position and setting positive precedence. No specific work experience is required but you must be able to perform the tasks assigned to you, even if that means learning on the job. We do ask that all applicants have a background in accounting and financial management.
Minimum Expected Duties:
Work closely with CEO and COO to meet the needs of Pawsible’s beneficiaries while also supporting Pawsible’s growth as an organization
Financially advise the executive suite and the Board of Directors when requested
Maintain Pawsible's bank account, accurately track all incoming and outgoing funds, and expand our banking to fit the needs of the organization as it grows
Complete yearly and quarterly budgets and help Pawsible meet its goals financially. Assist with annual reports and reports requested by Pawsible’s Board of Directors
Track the use of all funds, donations, and grants. Manage the receipt of donations and grants, and the disbursement of financial assistance
Manage tax-deduction receipts given to donors
Track the allocation of grant money per the limitations and rules of the grant
File Form 990 for Pawsible yearly
Manage the quarterly remittance of Maryland sales tax
Please note that this position is entirely remote. Zoom will be used for video conferencing and the Google Suite is used for all the organization’s activities and functions. Fluency in Google Drive products is required.
On the application, you will be asked to submit a resume and a cover letter. Please address your cover letter to Vanessa Barker (CEO) and Cate Law (Senior Director of New Initiatives); include why you are interested in this position and how you plan to apply the skills you have to the position and our organization's goals. Please reach out to if you have any questions regarding our application or would like to request any further information about Pawsible.
All applicants will be notified if they have been selected to interview within one week of their application and interviews will be scheduled for a week or two after application submission.
This position remains open until filled.
Must be at least 18 yrs old and reside in the United States to apply.
See our other open positions here
To fill the Chief Financial Officer position, we are seeking an individual that:
Can work remotely about 10 hours a week (hours are flexible) and video conference for regular executive suite meetings
Takes initiative, is hardworking, creative, resilient, and works well in a group
Has extensive knowledge about organization financial management; preference given to those with functional knowledge and relevant work/volunteer experience
Is willing to learn on the fly and creatively mesh their skills and ideas into the goals of the executive suite
Can balance and prioritize various tasks and goals while meeting deadlines
Is excited to work in the nonprofit industry and has an appreciation for assistance dogs and volunteers who raise and train them through their puppy years
Is willing to volunteer their time and effort to this position. Pawsible is young and currently unable to pay no executive or leader within the organization
A love for dogs is always a plus!
If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply! We still encourage your application if you are unfamiliar with the assistance-dog and/or nonprofit industry.
Pawsible is still in its formative years as an organization and your duties will reach beyond those listed here as the organization grows. If offered the position, we will discuss the below duties with you to learn what you feel most comfortable with and how we can expand your role to fit you and our organization best.
C-Suite-level Managment & Reporting Experience
Regular Professional Development
Hands-On Leadership Experienence
Startup & Nonprofit Experience
Focus on Personal & Team Growth
Endless dog puns & pictures
Pawsible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was co-founded by Vanessa Barker (CEO) and Cate Law (Senior Director of New Initiatives) in March 2019 to financially assist volunteer raisers of future assistance dogs who are required to pay for at least part of the basic needs of the puppy. These needs include dog food, vet bills, and other mandatory puppy raising supplies. To assist puppy raisers, Pawsible operates a Financial Assistance Fund funded with financial gifts and a Puppy Pantry stocked with donated items. All operations are supported solely through donations and financial gifts. We are working on expanding our number of chapters and forming partnerships with other assistance dog organizations, while also focusing on internal growth and missioned-aligned practices. You can learn more about our current chapters here.
Pawsible's executive management is responsible for growing and maintaining the operations of Pawsible and reports to the Board of Directors who ensure that Pawsible is effective in the pursuit of our mission. As an organization, we seek to change the fractured volunteering model that is standard in the nonprofit industry where volunteers are expected to contribute financially on top of time and effort contributions. Puppy raisers of assistance dogs, especially those in college or who are young adults, often struggle with the associated expenses. Pawsible’s mission is to not just assist those individuals and groups who are struggling, but also to advocate for a change to the system to financially support volunteers.